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Review of Seven Days: Anata to Sugosu Nanokakan

SubjectSeven Days: Anata to Sugosu Nanokakan
ByVote: 5funnerific on 2020-09-07
ReviewInteresting take on the classic "woman on the screen crawls out of a well and says you have 7 days to live" horror. The writing is weak, however. The heroines are charming, but what I have a problem with is that the protag doesn't really do anything other than torment himself with the thoughts of "They're such nice girls, why do they have to go...?" Anything that requires brains or skills is done by Murasaki, and the male friend is the deus ex machina character who arranges normally impossible things through "connections". He can fight, too, while our guy ofc cannot. Meanwhile protag is just there, and the ghosts fawn over him and thank him all the time when Murasaki deserves it way more. Still, I've seen worse protags. He at least buys them things with his hard-earned money, so that's some points in his favor.

Some parts of the game are very repetitive (starting with Shizuku chapter). Things got worse over time in general. Beware the classic Key ending.

Murasaki MVP, easily best girl, and deserved a route. The fact that she has none is unacceptable. Her "chapter" doesn't help at all.

Comments

#1 by forever-here
2020-09-07 at 15:00
< report >personally the biggest turn off from me in this VN was the ending. not the classic key ending you are talking about. but that it hugely implied that you can only gawk at prime age Chiyoda but only date her when she's 25 or more (what I assume since she's a teacher on that CG). men cannot have prime age girls in current year. yeah no.

ironically it just hit harder on me that they were" more alive" when they were dead and they were "more dead" when they were alive. death it is then. no more romance. no more love because we can't have men dating minors in our VNs right?Last modified on 2020-09-07 at 16:07
#2 by funnerific
2020-09-07 at 15:09
< report >Spoilers in your post.

Can't say I relate to what bothered you about the ending.
As for them being "more dead" when they were alive, I don't understand you. They're never alive in the VN except for Chiyako (and those extremely brief segments in the backstory). If you mean "when they were borrowing her body", then once again I can't relate. They all felt more alive during their allotted time. Especially Mari, who was nothing like what I expected based on her previous form.Last modified on 2020-09-07 at 15:12
#3 by forever-here
2020-09-07 at 15:18
< report >what I meant with being "more alive" when they were dead and vice versa is that their last 7 days was way better than the years they had when they were alive.

as for the ending, when you really think about it the two mains are finally "together" but with the twist that she's way older than him. to me that really implied the idea that men can only date 25+ year old wahmims. because again, we can't have men dating prime underage girls in our VNs right?
#4 by funnerific
2020-09-07 at 15:30
< report >But we already have that in almost all VNs. This one is more of an exception.
#5 by forever-here
2020-09-07 at 15:38
< report >rather an exception I'd say more of "I thought you were better than that". they just don't mix at all. they're literally oil and water. and by "they" I mean the [more dead than alive] and [we can't have men dating prime underage girls]. they really just don't mix and it sounded way more hypocritical than it needed to be.
#6 by beliar
2020-09-07 at 15:51
< report >@funnerific: Which part is the spoiler in the forever's post? The dating part?
#7 by funnerific
2020-09-07 at 16:02
< report >He describes the ending, everything about Chiyako (who he calls Chiyoda) being "at prime age" and a teacher
#8 by forever-here
2020-09-07 at 16:17
< report >oh right sorry. wow I must have tunnel visioned that or something.
#9 by alexfang452
2021-08-01 at 15:28
< report >Hello. First, nice review.
Second, before I say my thoughts on one part in your review, I need to inform you that I’m currently on Mari’s chapter in this VN. Because of this, I won’t be able to be certain about what you said about Kinnokuniya’s involvement. Also, I understand if you don’t remember things from this VN as this review is almost a year old.

From what I’ve seen so far, it makes sense why the ghost girls thank Shuuichi. He is the one that spends time with them for their 7 days. He does everything to help them with their problems and spends the most time with them. And it’s not like they don’t thank anyone else. Shuuichi is there for them when they get emotional.

Also, if you can, could you elaborate as to why the writing is weak?
#10 by funnerific
2021-08-01 at 15:57
< report >Hi.

From what I’ve seen so far, it makes sense why the ghost girls thank Shuuichi. He is the one that spends time with them for their 7 days. He does everything to help them with their problems and spends the most time with them. And it’s not like they don’t thank anyone else. Shuuichi is there for them when they get emotional.

Uhh I guess, but he's just there, you know? He never does anything. If the support cast weren't around, things would go to shit and he wouldn't be able to do anything about it. And ghosts would be unhappy and some stuff you haven't seen yet wouldn't work out.

Also, if you can, could you elaborate as to why the writing is weak?

The writing becomes extremely repetitive in Shizuku's chapter where they keep presenting the same information as something new over and over. It was fairly enjoyable to me up until that point. Well, I said as much in my review. The thing with the MC doing nothing is part of the writing's weakness too, the way I see it.Last modified on 2021-08-01 at 16:00